Double-stack containers are gaining on trailers as the way to go for intermodal transportation. However, the industry is still divided as to the future of domestic containerization. Railroads such as Burlington Northern, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific Transportation Co. and Union Pacific are turning to containerization more and more. An estimated investment of some $4 billion will be needed, if these methods take hold. Many questions still loom such as who will do the marketing and whether or not the railroads can lure enough business away from the highways to make it worthwhile?

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 21-25
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 14
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM